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Forum: Betta Chat   08-20-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
Genetics, genetics, genetics. IMO, there is no...

Genetics, genetics, genetics. IMO, there is no "average" age because, in addition to care, there is the genetic angle. Just like with dogs, Betta have been altered over the last 50 years to meet the...
Forum: Betta Chat   08-20-2019, 12:31 PM
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Posted By JettaBetta
4 years, from a pet store. Sent from my...

4 years, from a pet store.

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Forum: Betta Chat   08-20-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 92
Posted By indjo
I think what Russell meant was the possibility of...

I think what Russell meant was the possibility of early sign of infection (white, fuzzy on end of fins).

He looks like a HM EE. Not sure what to call his coloring though - but he sure looks...
Forum: Betta Chat   08-20-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 92
Posted By Betta_addict36
Wow he is stunning! Ive never seen a betta with...

Wow he is stunning! Ive never seen a betta with quite that color before. Nice find! Not to get off topic but Russel what do you mean by his dorsal fin "melting"? Ive never heard of that before...
Forum: Betta Chat   08-20-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 92
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
Welcome to the Forum! He's a very pretty...

Welcome to the Forum!

He's a very pretty bi-color EE. Without a flaring photo difficult to tell if he's HM, OHM, etc.

I would watch his dorsal if the second photo is accurate. Might be normal...
Forum: Betta Chat   08-20-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 92
Posted By Old Dog 59
He is an Elephant ear and I would call him a...

He is an Elephant ear and I would call him a Half Moon, with the coloring being Peach. He is a beautiful color and a very handsome boy,
Forum: Other Fish   08-19-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 79
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
As Rana noted, in a balanced planted tank that is...

As Rana noted, in a balanced planted tank that is not overfed pond and bladder snails perform a duty and do not usually overpopulate. One of the times I was overrun with them was when we went on...
Forum: Betta Chat   08-19-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,638
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
Seven-year-old thread closed per Rule #12. Do not...

Seven-year-old thread closed per Rule #12. Do not resurrect old threads.

https://www.bettafish.com/1402-bettafish-com-annoucements-rules/48202-bf-rules-please-read-before-posting.html
Forum: Other Fish   08-19-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 79
Posted By Rana
From what I understand, whether you tolerate/like...

From what I understand, whether you tolerate/like "pest" snails depends on your view of them. Bladder snails breed prolifically, but as with any snail, will self-limit their population based on what...
Forum: Other Fish   08-19-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 79
Posted By Old Dog 59
If you take one finger and place it over each...

If you take one finger and place it over each snail you find and push down until you feel the squish you will have saved your tank from one of the most horrible infestations known to man. These...
Forum: Other Fish   08-19-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 79
Posted By swee777
It was suggested to me to get an assassin snail,...

It was suggested to me to get an assassin snail, which will eat them. So far, I only had one. Got rid of the plants when someone told me it could happen and got new. I could be wrong, but I think...
Forum: Betta Spawn Logs   08-19-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 140
Posted By swee777
Congratulations. Can't wait. Good luck.

Congratulations. Can't wait. Good luck.
Forum: Betta Fish Compatibility   08-16-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 127
Posted By Old Dog 59
I would try nerite or mystery snails before any...

I would try nerite or mystery snails before any chemical. You mentioned Flourish excel, Just to let you know this is not a fertilizer supplement Like flourish. it is a carbon supplement. If your...
Forum: Betta Fish Compatibility   08-16-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 127
Posted By DaceyJ
Wow, don't try to speed type and mention Russell....

Wow, don't try to speed type and mention Russell. 🧐
Forum: Betta Fish Compatibility   08-16-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 303
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
Animal15 Never apologize, at least to me, for...

Animal15 Never apologize, at least to me, for giving your best advice. I was just giving another perspective on why some Betta do not do well in larger tanks. I did not take anything you said...
Forum: The Lounge   08-14-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 812
Posted By DaceyJ
The same for getting him used to water for a...

The same for getting him used to water for a bath. Puppies can easily become afraid of water, so take this very slowly and make it a fun experience. :)[/QUOTE]

I just want to add since Takodah is...
Forum: Betta Chat   08-14-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 111
Posted By Old Dog 59
Like Russell said. The reason in the use of new...

Like Russell said. The reason in the use of new life spectrum is it is 100% of all the nutrients that betta need, and the reason for the smell is it's all natural fish, and fish byproducts. That's...
Forum: Betta Chat   08-13-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 111
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
I feed frozen, live and pellets. Make sure you...

I feed frozen, live and pellets. Make sure you feed at least one food with Spirulina.

From Aquarium Fish Nutrition | Fish Food Information & Aquatic Health...
Forum: Betta Chat   08-13-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 111
Posted By DaceyJ
Some people feed peas when their betta is...

Some people feed peas when their betta is constipated, since it doesn't digest. The outside skin is discarded before feeding.
Forum: Betta Chat   08-13-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 111
Posted By Old Dog 59
Well Betta are not vegetable eaters, so I don't...

Well Betta are not vegetable eaters, so I don't recommend that for them. Feeding frozen blood worms and brine shrimp is a good idea. just don't over feed. Feeding quality product flake or pellet...
Forum: Betta Fish Compatibility   08-13-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By blubird101
If the pond snails end up getting out of control,...

If the pond snails end up getting out of control, you can get an assassin snail. It will eat them. :)
Forum: The Lounge   08-10-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 812
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
Try standing directly in front of him (on a...

Try standing directly in front of him (on a leash, of course). Instead of walking away, step one step to the right and back while reminding him to stay; then one step to the left and back. Do this...
Forum: Betta Chat   08-10-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By Rainbo
The air stone won't be too much for the betta. ...

The air stone won't be too much for the betta.

When I got my boy Corky he had pretty severe swim bladder disorder that caused him to float on his side at the top of the tank. I put him in my 2.5...
Forum: Betta Chat   08-10-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
Betta are unique in that they usually live alone...

Betta are unique in that they usually live alone so there's no competition for food so no incentive to eat and run.
Forum: Betta Chat   08-10-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By RussellTheShihTzu
Both are normal behaviors for a new Betta. Give...

Both are normal behaviors for a new Betta. Give him time to adjust. Keep in mind he came from a "sterile" environment without substrate, plants, in-tank heater or filter.

Depending on what they...
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